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Conversation Club

Is English your second language and you want to practise speaking it with others? Then join our weekly Conversation Club. 

Mondays, 11am - 12noon
Idea Store Watney Market

Tuesdays, 11am - 12noon
Idea Store Chrisp Street

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Book Groups

Talk about what you’re reading and make friends with other readers.

First Wednesday of the Month, 7pm
Idea Store Bow

Second Thursday of the Month, 6.30pm
Cubitt Town Library

Third Thursday of the Month, 6.30pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Last Thursday of the Month, 6.30
Idea Store Watney Market

Play Reading Group

Join our new group reading a different play aloud together. 

Third Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm
Idea Store Bow

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Prime Time

Are you over 50 and want to chat with other people your age? Then join our weekly Prime Time session to enjoy socialising, as well as talks, films, games and other events.

These sessions are run at 

Mondays 10 - 11.45am
Idea Store Whitechapel

Tuesdays, 10 - 11.45am
Idea Store Bow

Thursdays, 10.15am - 11.45pm
Idea Store Watney Market

Thursdays, 11.15am - 12.45pm
Cubit Town Library

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Get Online - Go Digital

Need help using your smart device or want to brush up on your IT skills?

  • job searching
  • online services
  • money matters
  • health information
  • using social media
  • online shopping

Come along to our weekly workshop and learn at your own pace.

Tuesdays, 2.15 - 3.45pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Wednesdays, 2.15 - 3.45pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Thursdays, 2.15 - 3.45pm
Idea Store Bow

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Book Break Online

Would you like to share stories and poetry to lift the mood? Possibly take a turn of reading out loud? Join our weekly online Book Break group.

Please email atalanta.kernick
who will send you an invite to the next session.

Tuesdays, 2 - 3pm

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Refugee Group

Everyone's welcome at this friendly weekly social group. Meet people, make friends, and share stories and advice - with the occasional guest speaker. PLUS free tea and coffee.

Wednesdays 11am - 12pm
Bethnal Green Library

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Communities of Liberation Launch Event

Thursday 22 February, 6:30 - 8pm

There is no public recognition of African people who lived in the East End 300 years ago. We’re launching a groundbreaking project researching in the archives and producing new creative work which gives life to these neglected lives and stories.

Join us at our launch event to find out how you can get involved!

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

 Activities for Children and Families 

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your little ones? Check out our exciting lineup of events and resources that cater to the whole family.

From storytelling and arts and crafts to homework help and more, we've got something for everyone!

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Writeidea Festival 2023

The 2023 Writeidea Festival took place at Bethnal Green Library on 4-5 November.

This year's speakers incuded Robin Ince, Lara Maiklem, Miki Berenyi, Natasha Devon, Oskar Jensen, Helen O'Hara, Faiza Shaheen and many more.

We'll be posting videos and photographs of this year's festival soon!